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  • Together at last: Syrian father reunited with his son in Heathrow
    Together at last: Syrian father reunited with his son in Heathrow

    Tens of thousands of people arrive at London Heathrow every day. Recently the Channel 4 documentary, Arrivals, told the story of Khaled, a Syrian refugee who met his son at the airport after a year apart. The British Red Cross helped to reunite father and son in emotional scenes. This is their story.

    1/23/2017 | ARTICLE

  • How the British Red Cross Helped Reunite One Syrian Family
    How the British Red Cross Helped Reunite One Syrian Family

    The work of the Red Cross in restoring family links has helped Hussin reunite with his loved ones in Birmingham, UK after a horrendous journey in a boat across the Mediterranean.

    6/6/2016 | ARTICLE

  • Iran: National Societies meet to discuss how migrants can keep in touch

    Tehran (ICRC) –The Iranian Red Crescent and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) hosted a conference on helping migrants maintain ties with family members. This was the second conference on restoring family links to be held in Tehran, and attended by National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies from around the world.

    3/25/2016 | ARTICLE

  • Reuniting refugee families separated by conflict and bureaucracy
    Reuniting refugee families separated by conflict and bureaucracy

    One-year-old Omar from Aleppo in Syria has rejoined his refugee parents in England after a four-month separation, thanks to the combined efforts of the British Red Cross and the ICRC's Beirut delegation.

    2/29/2016 | ARTICLE

  • Serbia: Family contact brings lifeline for injured Syrian refugee

    Syrian refugee Imtisal escaped the bombs and bullets of her native country, making the gruelling journey as far as Serbia unscathed. Then a car accident put her in hospital with serious injuries, causing her to lose her unborn child. With no news, her family back in Damascus were frantic with worry, until the combined efforts of the Red Cross of Serbia and the ICRC put them in touch again.

    9/24/2015 | ARTICLE

  • France / Italy: Red Cross restores family links for migrants

    Working with the support of the ICRC, the French and Italian Red Cross Societies recently set up a cross-border restoring family links operation to help migrants re-establish contact with their families. - See more at: http://familylinks.icrc.org/en/Pages/NewsAndResources/News/France-Italy-Red-Cross-restores-family-links-for-migrants.aspx#sthash.k0bvHdxr.dpuf Working with the support of the ICRC, the French and Italian Red Cross Societies recently set up a cross-border restoring family links operation to help migrants re-establish contact with their families.

    9/23/2015 | ARTICLE

  • Syrian refugees in Jordan: Marwa’s story of survival, resilience and hope

    As war and harsh living conditions in Syria force thousands of families to flee to Jordan in search of a safe haven, many family members become separated. The ICRC helps reunite them by establishing their whereabouts and putting them back in touch with each other.

    7/29/2015 | ARTICLE

  • Greece: A Syrian father is reunited with his five-year-old son

    A Syrian father recounts the anguish of losing contact with his five-year-old son, who went missing in the Mediterranean sea. Father and son were reunited in Greece.

    7/22/2015 | ARTICLE

  • Two voices, one family: the impact of conflicts and natural disasters on families

    Conflicts and natural disasters leave more than wreckage and physical injuries behind; oftentimes they also tear families apart, leaving an emotional wound that can last a lifetime.

    6/30/2015 | ARTICLE

  • Mapping Restoring Family Links in the Middle East and North Africa

    The ICRC and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies work closely on Restoring Family Links (RFL) and Missing Persons issues in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa. The interactive map below describes important RFL activities by the Red Cross and Red Crescent in these countries and allows you to access context-specific films, photo galleries, and news articles across the region.

    5/8/2015 | ARTICLE

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